Category: Bluegrass recording news

On My Mind from The Earls of Leicester

| August 4, 2014 | 1 Comment
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Can a group of Nashville bluegrass superpickers recall the power and precision of Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys in their prime? That’s the question Jerry Douglas is asking with his upcoming album with The Earls of Leicester. The Earls include Jerry […]

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Live album coming from Chris Jones

| July 31, 2014 | 1 Comment
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Live At The Old Feed Store will be the next release from Chris Jones & the Night Drivers. Recorded on two successive nights in Cobden, IL during the summer of 2013, it is due to hit October 7. Often live albums are trotted out as a fresher take […]

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Sneak peek from new Hot Rize CD

| July 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Hot Rize has released a single track from their upcoming reunion album, due sometime this Fall. It’s Blue Is Falling, the opening track on the CD whose title has not yet been announced. The single (and the album) features three original members of the band, […]

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Orthophonic Joy contest winners announced

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The Birthplace of Country Music announced today that Corbin Hayslett was the winner of the video contest to be included on the upcoming Orthophonic Joy album project. The record will recreate songs from the 1927 Bristol Sessions, when Ralph Peer tracked a number of traditional and country music […]

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Sam Moore on George Jones

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Getting to meet your heroes can be a mixed bag. If you’re lucky enough to do so, there is always the risk that they won’t live up to your expectations, or even be rude when you approach. Of course, there is also the chance of […]

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Mountain Songs from Shawn Lane

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Mountain Songs, the upcoming solo project from Blue Highway’s Shawn Lane, is set for release on August 20. Shawn says that he recorded this one with several members of his talented family, names that may not be familiar to bluegrass fans. But you’ll surely recognize these […]

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Home Again released by Wildfire

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
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This is a big month for Wildfire. They’ve released a new single, signed with a new booking agency, and are looking forward to the release of their first album since 2010 early next year. Let’s take those in turn, shall we? The single is I Want to Go […]

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Live album coming from Town Mountain

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Town Mountain has always been known as a band that is best experienced live. That’s not a knock on their three fine studio albums, just a recognition from their fans that it’s a show that needs to be seen as well as heard. So it’s […]

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US release for Mustered Courage

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
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We’ve posted a number of videos from Australia’s Mustered Courage, another group that uses the familiar bluegrass instrumentation to perform and record original music drawn from outside the old time or bluegrass tradition. It’s a very appealing sound that has won them a great many fans Down Under. […]

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Earls of Leicester in September

| July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Jerry Douglas’ next project is something of a departure for him. Typically a decidedly forward-loooking artist focused on new music, the Dobro master is turning his gaze back to the 1950s for The Earls of Leicester, a Flatt & Scruggs tribute project he has organized with […]

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